“A Lifestyle of Prayer”
This week’s prayer focus: Trust
“Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”
Psalm 20:6-7 (NIV)
If you have ever placed your trust in something, or someone, and then felt that the trust given was misplaced or betrayed, you are not alone. The nature of our human flesh and man-made things almost guarantees that you will not only be let down multiple times in your life, but that you will also let others down more than once. This week our prayer focus is on Trust and some of the things it ought to produce in our life from God’s perspective. When we put our trust in the only One who is completely trustworthy, it produces some great qualities in our life. As we learn to trust God with our relationships, fears, weaknesses, and all the big and little aspects of our life, we begin to exhibit character traits that represent Jesus well to the world. As you pray this week, ask God to help you trust Him with all of the things that have filled you with doubt. Pray that you would experience His faithfulness as your trust grows each day. Pray for a unity of spirit among believers in general and among your church family in particular.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
Please spend time praying each day about what your level of trust is producing.
Sunday: Pray for your church, its staff and leadership, and for all of the preaching and teaching that takes place. Pray for me (Tom Lemler) and the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.
Monday: Trust that Produces Strength. Pray that God would give you a stillness in the midst of turmoil. Pray that you would live with a lifestyle of repentance and rest because of your trust in God. “This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.’” Isaiah 30:15 (NIV)
Tuesday: Trust that Produces Faithfulness. Pray that you would remain faithful to the things of God which have been entrusted to you. Pray that your faithfulness would reflect a life lived as a servant of God. “So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 (NIV)
Wednesday: Trust that Produces Peace. Pray that you would always turn to God in complete trust of the work He has done through His Son, Jesus. Pray that God’s Spirit within you would fill you with peace in the midst of turmoil as you trust in Him. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” John 14:1 (NIV)
Thursday: Trust that Produces Humility. Pray that your life would exhibit meekness and humility because of your trust in God. Pray that the people around you would recognize in you a humility that comes from your relationship with Jesus. “But I will leave within you the meek and humble, who trust in the name of the LORD.” Zephaniah 3:12 (NIV)
Friday: Trust that Produces Care. Pray that you would learn to trust God as your refuge in times of trouble. Pray that the people around you would see God’s goodness as you trust Him. “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.” Nahum 1:7 (NIV)
Saturday: Trust that Produces Joy and Hope. Pray that you would be filled with great joy as you trust God. Pray that the hope He gives you through His Spirit would overflow as a witness to the people around you each day. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NIV)